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"While fat-cat bureaucrats at the Department of Education are getting paid an average salary of $102,000 a year, teachers in Georgia are getting paid half of that."

Says an illegal immigrant fraudulently claimed children who actually lived in Mexico on income tax forms to collect more than $29,000.

Atlanta now has as many visitors as Las Vegas, San Diego and Los Angeles. Orlando, Fla., and New York City still have more visitors.

Medicaid spending declined by 1.9 percent in 2012, the second such decline in 47 years.

Says there are half as many students in one Georgia technical college than there were two years ago.

Says federal regulations adopted in 2011 increased the cost of each vehicle for his business by $10,000.

"A high school dropout makes on average $19,000 a year, a high school graduate makes $28,000 a year, a college graduate makes $51,000 a year."

Says "excise taxes are...disproportionately burdening middle- and lower-income consumers."

The Hispanic population in Gwinnett and Henry counties has increased by 153 percent and 339 percent, respectively, since 2000 while Republican presidential candidates are getting a smaller percentage of the vote in those counties.

Says Georgia Power customers pay 10 percent to 15 percent below the national average for electricity.

"In the past four years, (the U.S. Senate) has only passed nine out of 48 appropriation bills."

"We (Georgia) collect fewer state taxes per capita than any other state … although state taxes are low, Georgia is the eighth-most-dependent state on the federal government."

"Black children constitute 18 percent of the nation's public school population but 40 percent of the children who are suspended or expelled."

My office is about a 300-step walk to the governor's office.

Says Fulton County government hasn’t raised its millage rate since 1991.

Says President Barack Obama’s proposed budget includes two new tax increases that would collect about $14 billion.

The Georgia Lottery paid out $2.3 billion in prizes during the last fiscal year.

Then-Gov. Carl Sanders put 56 percent of the state budget into education, a figure that has not been achieved since.

"The port provides more than 297,000 jobs directly to the state of Georgia."

South Carolina has a labor shortage, specifically in the meatpacking industry.

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